Tag: Children

Improving safe routes to school through champions for open data

The following post is based on a presentation to a Safe Routes to School National Partnerships webinar, “Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking.” The accompanying slides and t…

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More than a quarter of children who spend longer on social networking websites report mental ill-health symptoms

Children who spent more than three hours using social networking websites on a school day were twice as likely to report high or very high scores for mental ill-health. The Children’s Well-being 2015 publication, which for the first time includes

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Mapping youth well-being worldwide with open data

Ryan Swanstrom is a blogger at Data Science 101. This post originally appeared on DataKind’s blog. How does mapping child poverty in Washington DC help inform efforts to support child and young adult well being in the UK and Kentucky?

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MDG4: A dramatic decline in child mortality over the last 20 years

This is the fourth in a series of posts on data related the Millennium Development Goals based on the 2015 Edition of World Development Indicators. Millennium Development Goal 4  is to “Reduce child mortality” and is measured against a target

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Medicines for Malaria: ‘Sharing data on drug discovery is key to disease control’

With the 2015 Open Data Awards just around the corner, we catch up with Tim Wells, Chief Scientific Officer at Medicines for Malaria Venture, finalists for the Open Data Innovation Award. The Open Data Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in

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